Why Facebook? Why?

Facebook has a new protocol to ensure that the person steering the profile “Gern Blanstick” is actually Gern and not his brother Bjorn. 

Should Facebook doubt you, they will ask for an image of a piece of identification that puts the name of your profile, or the person responsible for the profile, on an official document.  “Why that’s an intrusion of my privacy”, maybe but it’s their software/website.  Don’t submit what they want and maybe you’ll never login again.

And so our very own Simon SnowLeopard is in a bit of a pickle.  Simon’s Facebook profile was created long ago…long before Snapchat or Instagram, you know, when dinosaurs and flip phones ruled the earth.  It was long enough ago that you had to have a personal profile before you could create a ‘page’.  “Snow Valley Ski Club” has a page but it’s ‘owned’ by Simon SnowLeopard and today they asked for ID. 

I sent them a letter explaining the situation.  First, of course, I had to convert the letter to an image because it won’t take anything but an image file.  And don’t get me started about how you cannot actually send a message to an individual over at 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA, 94025.

Why Facebook?  Why?

Your friend and possibly former profile owner,

Simon SnowLeopard


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